It's back to school time! Get organised for the new school year ahead, with the latest range of Frixion pens from Pilot, in fabulous bright colours.
Featuring thermo-sensitive ink that disappears with friction, if you make a mistake, or change your mind, you can erase your work quickly and easily with the built-in eraser – then start again without a trace.
'While making mistakes can provide good opportunities for learning, being able to rub out handwriting mistakes is a good way to avoid frustration with having to start all over again," says educational psychologist, Jocelyn Brewer.
Frixion Pens are fun to use and come in a wide choice of colours and styles, including highlighers.
New to the range is Frixion 3 in 1. It features three ink colours, black, blue and red in one pen. Just click and choose your colour. Great for practising handwriting, spelling and studying. Choose from three different barrel colours; pink, light blue or light green. Price $9.95.
Choose from across the range to make up the perfect pencil case this new school year:
Frixion Ball - a gel ink pen in nine colours - great for notes, handwriting, studying and general use, RRP $3.50
Frixion Clicker - a retractable ball pen in a choice of seven colours, available in fine and extra fine. Click the top of the pen to retract, RRP $4.45
Frixion Point - a needlepoint pen for ultra-fine writing - perfect for practising handwriting and craft, RRP $3.50
Frixion Light - a fantastic erasable highlighter in a choice of six colours - perfect for studying. Highlight text, summarise key points, then rub it out without a trace, RRP $3.05
Frixion Colors - fabulous felt tip markers in a choice of ten fun colours. Colour, draw, craft and create and if you make a mistake, rub it out and start again, RRP $2.99
Make Going Back To School A Breeze Psychologist, Jocelyn Brewer's Top Tips
Educational psychologist, Jocelyn Brewer says going back to school can be exciting but that many children also feel a mixture of emotions.
'New teachers, a new set of class mates and the day-to-day school routine can often cause anxiety in the lead-up to going back into a new school year. Children can become worried about the work ahead and some children can be perfectionistic about their handwriting – encouraging practice can foster improvement," says Jocelyn.
Here are Jocelyn's top tips for getting your child ready for the new school year:
Talk– encourage your child to talk about school, what they are looking forward to and to voice any concerns, so they have the chance to have a mental run-through with your support and guidance before the real thing.
Practice handwriting – many children worry about making mistakes or that their handwriting is messy or illigible. Have some fun, try colours for different letters, or decorate the page border. Write a letter to grandma! Opt for a pen with erasable ink so your child can rub out mistakes and start again to help build their confidence.
Gear up – go shopping together for some lovely stationery – a new pencil case, some new pens, a ruler. Check the school newsletter for what's needed – they normally have a list of items. Your child will be excited to be involved in choosing their equipment for a fresh start to the school year.
Be prepared – take the stress out of looking for uniforms, bags and equipment by making sure everything is to hand the night before. Involve your child in the activity of getting prepared so they can learn the importance of routine and responsibility and help share the load. Make the lunch box, lay out the uniform and allow enough time in the morning to have a quiet breakfast and a relaxed walk or drive to school. Starting off with calm will help soothe back to school jitters and set the mood for the day ahead.
Jocelyn Brewer is a psychologist and educator with fourteen years experience in private practice, teaching, child counselling and educational development. Visit: www.jocelynbrewer.com.au. For further information on Frixion, visit: www.pilotpen.com.au